Big Skills for the Common Core

Author: Amy Benjamin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317921984
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Zoom in on the academic skills students are required to learn in reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language! This book cuts through all of the Common Core jargon and gets right to the heart of what students need to learn now. Big Skills for the Common Core is packed with engaging strategies you can use immediately to improve your students' literacy skills and help them retain those skills. Special features include... Charts that break down the skills for each anchor standard and put them into teacher- friendly language. BONUS! The charts highlight the big shifts for teachers for discussion and sharing. Practical strategies to help students tackle and understand complex texts. Helpful ideas for teaching argument writing, plus writing rubrics and assessment strategies. Clear information on Tier II and Tier III words and how to teach them. In addition, each section of the book ends with "Classroom Close-Ups," which take you inside real classrooms that are implementing the Common Core. You'll see the standards in action across the curriculum and get takeaway tips you can use tomorrow in your own classroom!

Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans

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Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317922107
Format: PDF, ePub
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Schools nationwide are transitioning to the Common Core--our advice to you: Be prepared, but don't go it alone! Our new book, Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans: Ready-to-Use Resources, 9-12, shows you that teaching the Common Core State Standards in high school doesn't have to be intimidating! This easy-to-use guide meets the particular needs of high school teachers. It provides model lesson plans for teaching the standards in reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language. Get engaging lesson plans that are grade-appropriate for teens, easy to implement, and include ready-to-use reproducible handouts, assessments, resources, and ideas to help you modify the lesson for both struggling and advanced learners. Our Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans are equally effective for both English and content-area teachers—the plans are designed to fit seamlessly into your high school curriculum. You get practical tips for revamping your existing lessons to meet the standards. High school students learn how to answer text-based questions, read informational texts, conduct research, write arguments, and improve their speaking and listening skills. We take the guesswork out of Common Core lesson plans with this practical, easy-to-use guide. All lesson plans are grade-appropriate, but every lesson plan includes... Common Core State Standards covered in the lesson Overview of objectives and focus of the lesson Background knowledge required and time required A detailed, step-by-step agenda for the lesson, plus a materials list Differentiation ideas to adapt the lesson for different kinds of learners Assessment ideas, including rubrics and scoring guides A place for your notes: what worked; what can improve Bonus! We show you how to extend the lessons into longer units to suit your particular grade's curriculum, and even help you create more of your own lessons!

Can Pop Culture and Shakespeare Exist in the Same Classroom

Author: Kristine Gritter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317821009
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Expecting students to jump right into a rigorous literature discussion is not always realistic. Students need scaffolding so that they will be more engaged and motivated to read the text and think about it on a deeper level. This book shows English language arts teachers a very effective way to scaffold—by tapping into students’ interest in pop culture. You’ll learn how to use your students’ ability to analyze pop culture and transfer that into helping them analyze and connect to a text. Special Features: Tools you can use immediately, such as discussion prompts, rubrics, and planning sheets Examples of real student literature discussions using pop culture Reflection questions to help you apply the book’s ideas to your own classroom Connections to the Common Core State Standards for reading, speaking, and listening Throughout the book, you’ll discover practical ways that pop culture and classic texts can indeed coexist in your classroom. As your students bridge their academic and social lives, they’ll become more insightful about great literature--and the world around them.

Flipping Your English Class to Reach All Learners

Author: Troy Cockrum
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317821033
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learn how flipping your English language arts classroom can help you reach students of different abilities, improve classroom management, and give you more time to interact with each student. This practical book shows why flipped classrooms are effective and how they work. You will find out how to flip your instruction in writing, reading, language, and speaking and listening while meeting the Common Core State Standards. A variety of step-by-step lesson plans are provided.

Common Core Literacy for ELA History Social Studies and the Humanities

Author: Katherine S. McKnight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118710266
Format: PDF, ePub
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Common Core Literacy for ELA, History/Social Studies, and the Humanities In this age of the Common Core State Standards, all content area teachers must integrate literacy standards into their curriculum. If you're like most content area educators, you're feeling a bit overwhelmed at the thought of applying the new standards, or you might just need a little extra help. In this hands-on resource, Common Core literacy expert Katherine McKnight offers secondary teachers a clear understanding of what literacy looks like in English Language Arts (ELA), social studies, and other humanities-related subjects. She gives educators proven teaching techniques that will help them to develop literacy skills in their students. The book offers a wealth of practical strategies and activities that content area teachers can integrate seamlessly. Included are A selection of activities that support literacy skills and build content knowledge Ideas for implementing the literacy requirements of the Common Core in specific content areas An easy-to-use Difficulty Dial that indicates the complexity of each activity Robust student samples that bring the activities to life across a variety of grade levels Praise for Common Core Literacy for ELA, History/Social Studies, and the Humanities "McKnight eloquently dispels much of the mythology surrounding the new standards, and explains how to help students find success. You'll find this engaging book your 'go-to' resource for implementing the Common Core!" — Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., Educational Consultant; Author, Advancing Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century "While this book would be a gift to any beginning teacher, its practical and comprehensible support for literacy as defined by the Common Core State Standards makes it a must-have for all teachers." — Laura Garner, Language Arts Coordinator, Berkeley County (South Carolina) Public Schools "This is a must-read for all middle and high school content area teachers! McKnight shows how every strategy in the book supports student achievement of the Common Core." — LeAnn Nickelsen, M.Ed., Educational Consultant; Coauthor, Deeper Learning and Bringing the Common Core to Life in K – 8 Classrooms

20 Literacy Strategies to Meet the Common Core

Author: Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins
Publisher: Solution Tree
ISBN: 9781936764280
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With the advent of the Common Core State Standards and their high expectations with regard to content literacy (the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Science, Science, and Technical Subjects), secondary teachers are scrambling for ways to implement the standards effectively. 20 Literacy Strategies to Meet the Common Core provides a clearly written, easy-to-access plan for implementing content literacy to meet the needs of these educators. Authors Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins and Allyson J. Burnett provide twenty research-based literacy strategies designed to help secondary students not only meet the new standards but also become expert readers. Also included are activities, prompts, organizers, lesson plans, and many other tools for facilitating skilled secondary content literacy. The introduction begins with an explanation of the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and literacy, their implication for grades 6 12 teachers, and how they differ from other literacy recommendations, making these seemingly complex and convoluted standards easy to understand. The authors also include a description of what skilled reading is, what role the teacher plays, and how the twenty literacy strategies should be used. The first nineteen strategies are structured similarly, providing the strategy name, number, and description. Readers will gain insight into the anchor standards each strategy addresses, models and samples to help the teacher test-drive the strategy, an explanation of materials needed, background information about the strategy, and a lesson plan. Strategy 20 is aligned with anchor standard 10 in the CCR Anchor Standards for Reading in Grades 6 12: Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently the ultimate goal. 20 Literacy Strategies to Meet the Common Core also provides readers with a glossary of terms and free, downloadable reproducibles that support teachers in facilitating secondary content literacy and strengthening their understanding of CCSS for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (Grades 6 12).

Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards With Technology

Author: Catlin R. Tucker
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506307868
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Let technology pave the way to Common Core success. Engage your students by delving into the Common Core ELA standards with the tools they use the most. As you explore the creative road to academic success, with the Common Core ELA and literacy standards—you will turn your classroom into a student-centered learning environment that fosters collaboration, individualizes instruction, and cultivates technological literacy. Features include: Specific recommendations for free apps and tech tools that support the Common Core Step-by-step guidelines to breaking down standards by grade and subject Teacher-tested, research-supported lesson ideas and strategies Replicable resources, including prewriting activities and writing templates Real-life examples

Reading Thinking and Writing About History

Author: Chauncey Monte-Sano
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807772879
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Although the Common Core and C3 Framework highlight literacy and inquiry as central goals for social studies, they do not offer guidelines, assessments, or curriculum resources. This practical guide presents six research-tested historical investigations along with all corresponding teaching materials and tools that have improved the historical thinking and argumentative writing of academically diverse students. Each investigation integrates reading, analysis, planning, composing, and reflection into a writing process that results in an argumentative history essay. Primary sources have been modified to allow struggling readers access to the material. Web links to original unmodified primary sources are also provided, along with other sources to extend investigations. The authors include sample student essays from each investigation to illustrate the progress of two different learners and explain how to support students’ development. Each chapter includes these helpful sections: Historical Background, Literacy Practices Students Will Learn, How to Teach This Investigation, How Might Students Respond?, Student Writing and Teacher Feedback, Lesson Plans and Materials. Book Features: Integrates literacy and inquiry with core U.S. history topics. Emphasizes argumentative writing, a key requirement of the Common Core. Offers explicit guidance for instruction with classroom-ready materials. Provides primary sources for differentiated instruction. Explains a curriculum appropriate for students who struggle with reading, as well as more advanced readers. Models how to transition over time from more explicit instruction to teacher coaching and greater student independence. “The tools this book provides—from graphic organizers, to lesson plans, to the accompanying documents—demystify the writing process and offer a sequenced path toward attaining proficiency.” —From the Foreword by Sam Wineburg, co-author of Reading Like a Historian “Assuming literate practice to be at the core of history learning and historical practice, the authors provide actual units of history instruction that can be immediately applied to classroom teaching. These units make visible how a cognitive apprenticeship approach enhances history and historical literacy learning and ensure a supported transition to teaching history in accordance with Common Core State Standards.” —Elizabeth Moje, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, School of Education, University of Michigan “The C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards and the Common Core State Standards challenge students to investigate complex ideas, think critically, and apply knowledge in real world settings. This extraordinary book provides tried-and-true practical tools and step-by-step directions for social studies to meet these goals and prepare students for college, career, and civic life in the 21st century.” —Michelle M. Herczog, president, National Council for the Social Studies

Literacy and Learning Centers for the Big Kids

Author: Katherine S McKnight Ph D
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780999226001
Format: PDF
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Dr. Katherine McKnight has a 100% success rate in achieving academic gains with her unique, centers-based approach. Elementary schools have long used learning centers (also known as "rotations") but middle and high school teachers have unique challenges. So Dr. McKnight worked with teachers all over the country to develop collaborative learning centers designed specifically for grade 4-12 learners. In this book readers can explore the research that prompted the creation of the LLC model for big kids, and learn how to start using it in their own classrooms. Read about the four foundational centers that are integral to the model. Find out how to set up additional centers in order to customize the LLC model for any content-area classroom. Learn to create developmentally appropriate tasks that automatically align instruction to standards/skills based assessment, increase student engagement, and allow you to cover more content and skill-development in less time. Avoid discipline problems with self-directed activities that provide the independence students crave with the guidance they need. Resources, teacher tips, and sample book lists are included.

What Successful Math Teachers Do Grades 6 12

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452259135
Format: PDF, Docs
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How exactly does What Successful Math Teachers Do work? It couldn't be easier to navigate. The book's eleven chapters organize clusters of strategies around a single aspect of a typical instructional program. For each of the 80 strategies, the authors present: A brief description of that strategy A summary of supporting research The NCTM and Common Core Standards it meets--and how Classroom applications, with examples Precautions and possible pitfalls Primary sources for further reading and research